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Stew’s Accurate Rating System: Week 5

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FIRE MALZAHN!

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Nebraska
Not sure what happened, and hope he’s ok, but that UNL defender just lying there seems a bit metaphoric.
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Ratings and Rankings:

B1G Thoughts:

  • Ohio State Buckeyes are good.
  • Turns out blowing another team out 59-0 will help your rating. Good jorb, Penn State
  • Turns out struggling against a shitty team will hurt your rating. Fuck wisconsin.
  • Michigan State is good, despite the complaining coming from their insufferable fans.
  • Iowa has been fairly impressive against a less than impressive schedule. We’ll see how they fair against Michigan.
  • Maryland unsurprisingly dropped after getting BTFO.
  • That loss was both painful and encouraging for Indiana.
  • Moving down 11 spots isn’t great, but if you compare the rating, the huge loss wasn’t as detrimental as one might think for UNL.
  • Ok, Minnesota, now you’re officially the worst undefeated team in the country.
  • Illinois didn’t play. And still lost.
  • jNW might be starting their move up. They’re still not good.
  • Purdue is really bad. Like, really, really bad.
  • rutger

Other Thoughts:

  • Auburn is really damn good. It’s almost like Malzahn is a good coach. It’s gonna be funny watching him be successful at, let’s say FSU when the Barners march him out of town for not somehow losing a game.
  • I know Cal is fine with where they are, but damn, Sonny Dykes is killing it at SMU.
  • Missouri got beat pretty badly against Wyoming, but have been killing it since. Might make the SEC East interesting.
  • I hope a number of you caught the Akron Zips vs. UMass slugfest last week. It was a battle of the two worst teams in the country, and that just doesn’t happen very often.

Movement:

As we’ve moved on the movement is going to be less and less. Gone are the days of moving 50+ spots in a single week.

  • Cal’s loss to Herm’s Sun Devils moved them back to the mushy middle.
  • Kentucky aren’t nearly as bad as their record. They’re gonna beat some SEC teams.
  • Virginia Tech is bad. Really bad. Fuente is gonna get got. Maybe not this year, but still, this has been BAAAAAAD.

Conference Ratings and Rankings:

Oh, hey, here are some conference rankings, if you’re curious.